Energy-efficient remodeling is growing in popularity all over the world, as it has been found to make a significant difference for the environment and saves homeowners a lot of money. Creating a more sustainable home can be done with simple steps such as installing energy-efficient appliances, or larger projects such as investing in new windows and a roof replacement. Continue reading for three exterior home remodeling ideas for energy-efficient homes.
Energy-efficient windows are a great choice for all homeowners, as they can substantially reduce heating and cooling costs. Today’s high-performance windows make it possible to have less heat loss and air leakage, and warmer window surfaces that improve comfort levels within your home. Glazing technologies also help to make your home comfortable all year-round, no matter the temperature outside. Windows can also reduce the peak heating and cooling loads, which allows homeowners to install a smaller heating or cooling system. New windows have other benefits as well, such as increasing light in your home while reducing the fading of furniture and other materials.
Proper insulation is crucial for every home, and better insulation is directly related to energy efficiency. R-values reflect the insulating ability of a variety of products, and the high the R-value, the better the material is for insulation. Insulated vinyl, steel, or aluminum siding are all great choices, as they are backed with quality foam insulation and have R-values of 3-4, compared to other materials that have an R-value of less than one.
If your roof is looking like it’s in bad shape, you may be in need of a roof replacement. To ensure you get an energy-efficient roof, talk to your local contractors about the best materials and colors for your new roof. Since light colors reflect the sun’s radiant energy instead of absorbing it, choosing a lighter color for your roof is a good decision. There are also plenty of Energy Star roofing materials on the market today to help make your home more energy-efficient one step at a time.
Exterior Remodeling from Smith & Son’s Contracting
At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your home remodeling needs. For a great job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 home improvement and home remodeling services. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.